This all started about a week ago when I was lurking around Newsarama's Marvel forum. I found a thread titled "does marvel stretch out their stories to suck our wallets?" and decided to check it out. A few posts in, I saw that Dan Slott was taking part in the debate. I read his posts and found myself rolling with laughter. Because of what he wrote, combined with my recent decision to read Fantastic Four, I felt compelled to try The Thing for at least one issue. As luck would have it, the local comic store still had #1 on the rack, so I bought it. And let it sit in my room for a week (hey, I was busy). But I just finished it and it was worth the wait. It was pure and simple FUN. I haven't seen that in a comic recently. As humorous as Cable & Deadpool and X-Factor are, there are plenty of serious elements to the plot. But The Thing doesn't have that. I can't wait to pick up at least #2 tomorrow.